At the end of this month on Sunday, April 30, we are holding a special potluck lunch celebration in honor of our tireless and selfless interns. The potluck lunch will have a Western theme, complete with hamburgers cooked on the barbecue! Put on your best Western attire and join us that day after worship in the Fellowship hall as we celebrate all the good work that our interns have done over the past year.
For the potluck, we would like to ask that everyone bring one of their choice from the following: potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips and dip, and fruit. Donations of 12-pack cases of various sodas are also appreciated. Speak with Linda Jones or email the church office if you have any questions.
Next weekend, starting at 6:00 PM on Friday, April 21, through 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 22, The Cove youth group will be pulling an all-nighter for a time of intentional fellowship and growth and fun as a family. Speak with Tim Kim or email him if interested in being a part of the fun. Invite your friends to come along, too! Even if they don’t normally come to The Cove!
“On the thirtieth anniversary of their marriage, Larry and Lilian Puga renewed their marriage vows at Village Covenant Church in Azusa, California on Saturday, March 25th. Rev. Matt Marzluft, the Pastor of Evangelical Covenant Church in Springfield, Massachusetts officiated, and their children, Jennifer and Josh participated. The Pugas then travelled to Morro Bay, California for their ‘second honeymoon’.” -Bob Demers
Our Older, Wiser, Loving Servants (50s+) will have their monthly gathering on Sunday, April 9, in the Fellowship Hall!
This summer Village is putting on a day camp for kids, Village Kids Camp, and we need help from any and all willing volunteers! If you would be interested in volunteering your time and skills in any capacity, wether that might be helping out during the day camp itself or helping with the preparation and planning beforehand, we would greatly appreciate your support. We will holding a volunteer interest meeting on Sunday, April 23, immediately following service for all interested parties. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns with regard to Village Kids Camp or volunteering, contact our Children & Family Ministry director, Mark Neely.
The Cove Youth Group is going on a mission trip to Mexico. They will leave on Friday, April 7, for a weekend working with Mexican children and youth at Una Salida, which is a home for troubled youth. They will return on Sunday, April 9. If you are a youth or you have a youth that is interested in going, please speak with Tim Kim for details. You can email our youth ministry leader, Tim Kim, with any questions.
Additionally, the Village youth ministry is welcoming donations for this trip. Any and all donations will go toward The Cove’s time with Una Salida.
Easter Breakfast – Worship Celebration – Choir – Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Morning at Village Covenant Church will be a beautiful and sacred gathering!! The church family Easter Breakfast in Fireside and the Courtyard, will be served beginning at 9:30 am. Come to enjoy a casual meal with your brothers and sisters at VCC! Worship begins at 10:45 as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and God’s gifts of love, hope, and life for us all. The Annual Easter Egg Hunt for our children begins immediately following worship!
An Easter Sunday Choir is gathering! If you enjoy singing and want to join the Choir for Easter, come to two rehearsals at 9 am on April 9 and April 16!! If you have any questions about the Choir, please contact Gabe Rowe or Pastor Laurie.
This Sunday, March 26, we will hold our Congregational Business Meeting to vote on the proposed Constitution and Bylaws and select a Nominating Committee. If you have any questions or would like clarification in regards to the proposed Constitution and Bylaws or the Nominating Committee, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Laurie, Beth Rasmussen, or Kevin Leissner directly.
On Sunday, April 2nd, Adri Fonteijn, a missionary partner of ours with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, will be with us during our morning worship service. After the service, all Village men are invited to meet with Adri for lunch at La Tolteca restaurant in Azusa.
Please let Kevin Leissner know if you plan to attend.
Bob Demers will be taking pictures for the new church directory over the next three Sundays. If you don’t have a picture for the directory, or if you would like to update your picture, please be sure to come to church and speak to Bob to have him take your picture.
Additionally, a draft of the church directory will be posted online and available as a hard copy in the foyer within the next week. We will notify our members when it is available, so please be expecting our announcement so you may verify that all your information is current and up to date.